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Friday, June 10, 2011

A British Birthday Party for my British Mum!

I actually started writing this post about my mother's birthday party last year but I just realized that I didn't hit the publish button! You see, my Mum's birthday is a couple of days before Halloween, a couple of weeks before before my birthday and two months before Christmas so it is always a crazy and very busy time of year. She never makes a fuss about her birthday so last year Mr Attorney and I decided to surprise her and have a Blighty-inspired birthday party for my very British mum!


To set the scene for the very British party we searched the house for everything and anything British to help decorate our courtyard.







We have collected quite a few British bits and bobs on our travels!





I made a simple floral display with a teapot and some foliage from the garden.



To keep things simple we used disposable plates and utensils.


My Dad helped me hang some Union Jack bunting and light candles. 



Let the party begin!




To set the mood we played lots of British music that I downloaded from itunes....a shameless plug for my 



British Hit Singles 1957 Volume 2


 


We served British beverages....





Hasn't this beer got a brilliant name!


We had a BBQ dinner with salads and burgers.....


The food is not very British, I know, but mum loves nothing more than an Aussie Barbie so we 
had to keep her happy! 

Keep Calm and Carry On...




All in all we had a Blighty good time!


We hope you enjoyed your British Birthday party Mum!


Thanks for sharing these special memories with me and, of course, for visiting me today.  I love it when my sweet bloggy friends drop by to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under!

Take care and I hope you have a fabulous week. See you on Tuesday for a Tuesday Tune!


Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 

39 comments:

  1. Looks like a fabulous time and such a great idea for your gorgeous Mum.

    Love all of your British bits and pieces.

    Pam x

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  2. Fab, Fab, Fab!

    Looks like a cheerful, love-filed time that Kate and Wills would be especially proud of!

    Happy wishes to your Mum!

    Linda

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  3. oh what a fun party I want someone to do it for me he he

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  4. Wow, you really went all out! Love how you decorated everything and color coordinated things...even down to the plastic ware! So neat! Love all of the pictures of you and your family! A nice looking bunch! Glad you all had a Blighty good time..(I like that saying)!! Take care Natasha.

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  5. You are an angel daughter to do that, and as a mom, I know how much she must have loved it! :D

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  6. Owowwww it was a great party.......nice to have your mom around you......lovely day darling....xxx...

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  7. What a wonderful thing to do for your mum, Natasha. It all looks gorgeous, and I bet she was thrilled to bits. Oh, and your mum is beautiful - just like you!! Warmest wishes as always.

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  8. It was a pleasure to be a witness of an English birthday party.
    Good wishes to all of you!

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  9. Hi Natasha!!

    What a lovely way to say we care about our mums, having an amazing themed party like the one you show us dear Natasha!! I think for my mum will be cats, she loves them so much!! Love all the British details, what an enchanting person you are!!!

    Hugs&Kisses!!

    See you on twitter too!! (love reading your tweets!!)

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  10. Awesome pictures, I like the last picture best with all the pretty young faces enjoying the party

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  11. Natasha, You couldn't have done anything nicer for your Mother. I know she was touched and now honored with this recognition on your blog. I enjoyed all the British touches. Looks like a very nice party.
    I learned something from you - the expression " a blighty good time" is new for me as many of our southern american sayings would be for you.
    There is a magic in long-distance friendships.

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  12. I enjoyed all the old music. Had not thought of many of the songs in a long time. Thanks for taking time to share those. I don't bring enough music into my life.

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  13. Looks like a happy celebration Natasha! You look like your beautiful Mum. Enjoyed all the BRitish music too. There is nothing like family! Thanks for sahring.
    Hope you're having a good week,
    Mimi

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  14. Looks like a wonderful time!! Everything came together so nicely!
    Our next door neighbors are from England and they are such dear friends to us. I know they miss "home" a lot. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings
    Jill

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  15. How delightfully FUN!!! Lovely post.

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  16. How fabulous! Such a truly British party, I think I might have one of them once I've left this country ;-) Your photos are great and really show bring the party-feeling across. Great post. Love from London xo

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  17. What a sweet daughter you are. You look like her too. I love all the British accents to the party you had, especially the flags and beer.

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  18. What a happy party! Your mum is beautiful.
    I love the blue water bottles.
    Happy party!

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  19. Hello! I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering if you were enjoying your time away. It is always good to take a breather, my friend. But I am glad that you are back. One of these days I would LOVE to go to England, and Australia. Maybe when the rugrats are older. Take care, Natasha!!!

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  20. What a gorgeous post! You really did capture the 'Blighty' theme. I hope you had a great day: everything looked just gorgeous. Fifi

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  21. looks like a fun day! i have the same keep calm tea towel. thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  22. Natasha,
    Thanks so much for visiting me! What a great party you planned for your Mom! Very creative and fun ideas. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun!
    Rebecca

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  23. Absolutely smashing, Natasha! I'm so glad you shared this one. Looks like a very special time. You look like your mom. ~ Sarah

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  24. What a jolly old time, Natasha! What a bloody time you all must've had! Great party, you're a wonderful daughter and you're as pretty as your British mom! A wonderful bithday! Hugs. FABBY

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  25. What a special day for your Mom!!! It looks so inviting! All your touches were just perfect Natasha!

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  26. Happy Birthday, albeit belated, to your Mum! Love the union jacks and the double decker bus!
    What a lovely thing to do!
    Yvonne

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  27. Natasha,

    What a lovely time you planned. Everything looks beautiful and delicious.

    Carol

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  28. How AWESOME!! What a fabulous party - I'm inspired to have a british something now!!

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  29. What a fun party and a belated Happy Birthday to your Mom!

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  30. Que bonito todo, acabo de llegar a tu blog y me parece una fiesta muy bonita. Have a nice weekend!

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  31. What an absolutely charming and thoughtful Birthday Party Natasha! All of the details and planning must have made your mum felt so loved and you did a great job. :-) My hubby would have liked the tub of British beverages! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Inspiration Friday...we always love having you there!
    Vanessa

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  32. Looks like a great time! I always love a party with a theme :)

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  33. What a fun party! Love the decor, food and beverages! Looks like everyone is having a great time! ;)

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  34. What a great idea for a party. Looked like a great time.

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  35. That is such a great theme for your Mum, Natasha. British decor for an Aussie barbie! Love it. xx

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  36. Oh how much fun this must have been!! Themed parties are always so fun to put on- looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

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  37. What a fun party. That Fursty Ferret drink is a hoot. I am sure your mom loved this party. Thanks for sharing it at the summer blog party.

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